Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Sand Harvesting

Some of the labourers haggle for food with hawkers to replenish their energy.Though some of them have attained retirement age, going by formal jobs, they seem not to mind of are not aware that people retire. inside the gapping holes a stench of sweat pervade our nustrils.Though it is a dry season the quary looks like it can collapse anytime.That is a catastrophe wainting to happen considering hundrends of people from the expansive kaptembwa estate seek work as casual labourers in the sand quarries.The area is not fenced and spells danger to children playing nearby. some of the sand harvesters come from as far as Nyanza and western provinces And even with no prospects of getting job, they hang around hpong their lucky day will come.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Nakuru, Nairobi, Kenya
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